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  • The Catcher in the Rye: First Person Narration Is Critical
    The Catcher In the Rye: First Person Narration is Critical In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, the first person narration is critical in helping the reader to know and understand the main character, Holden Caulfield. Holden, in his narration, relates a flashback of a significant period of his life, three days and nights on his own in New York City. Through his narration, Holden discloses to the reader his innermost thoughts and feelings. He thus provides the reader not only with...
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  • Journal of the Plague Year and First Person Perspective
    Meagan Kirchoff Dr. McNutt 10/14/11 Patterns of Literature First Person Perspective in Fiction; An Analysis of A Journal Of The Plague Year by Daniel Defoe Characterization and point of view are two very important tools that authors use in writing fiction. They both interoperate with one another to advance the plot and contribute significantly to the meaning. An author’s choice of point of view can reveal the purpose, strategy or intentions that he or she aimed for as well. One such...
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  • Effects of First Person Narration on All Quiet on the Western Front
    All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is a fictional novel based on Remarque’s own experiences in World War I. Remarque uses view of a soldier Paul Bäumer to expose the horrors of the war. Bäumer’s first person narration creates the effects of intimacy, isolation and drama. Bäumer’s narration puts the reader directly in the middle of the action. It creates a sense of closeness between the reader and the story. It feels as though Bäumer is speaking directly to the reader,...
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  • The Faithful Wife - 731 Words
    The Faithful Wife: point of view "The Faithful Wife", written by Barbara L. Greenberg, uses first-person narration to depict the style, language, and theme of the poem. By using first-person narration, Barbara Greenberg was able to portray events and ideas very persuasively to the reader. In addition, this first-person narrator creates dramatic irony concerning the title in reference to the body of the poem. The reader from the start is aware of the point of view that the poem is being...
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  • Essay/Speech (Journeys) - 1128 Words
    Essay/Speech on Journeys involving the texts "Journey to Freedom", "Legend" and "a Drive in the Country". A journey is a voyage of discovery. A journey is an adventure, a quest, which involves a course of travel or passage over any distance which involves an individual or individuals discovering, experiencing something new and foreign which will ultimately refine who they are slightly or dramatically, physically and/or emotionally. The discovery (“The action or process of discovering or...
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  • Footnote to Youth - 388 Words
    Aliens Alligators Ambush Anacondas Angels Annihilators Anteaters Atomic Avalanche Avengers Awesome Badgers Bandits Barracudas Bearcats Bengals Black & blue crew Blasters Blazers Blitz Blizzard Bluebirds Boa constrictors Bombers Boomerangs Brats Bratz Bruins Bruisers Buccaneers Bull dogs Bullets Bumble bees Burgundy Cannonballs Chaos Chargers Cheetahs Chix | Cobras Cosmos Cougars Crocodiles Crushers Cyclones Dalmations Daredevils Daring ...
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  • In the National Gallery - 986 Words
    In the National Gallery In the short story In the National Gallery by Doris Lessing we follow a narrator, which gender is unknown for the reader. The story line takes place in the National Gallery – therefore the name of the short story. The narrator’s intention in the gallery is to find a picture big enough to be able to sit in the middle of the room looking at it, which is succeeded. An old man joins the narrator on the bench together with a younger man, also with the intention of...
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  • View Point in Stephen Crane
    What Really Happened the Night the Commodore Sank? In, “The Open Boat” and “Stephen Crane’s Own Story” by Stephen Crane, the switching from third person narrative to first person narrative, and the use of heavy imagery to paint vivid pictures in the reader’s mind, changes the reader’s understanding and meaning of what truly happened the night the Commodore sank. In “The Open Boat,” Stephen Crane uses a third person view to depict the struggles faced by all four men on the dingy in...
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  • Communicative Lesson Plan - Spanish - Mi Casa
    LOTE Lesson Plan GENERAL INFORMATION |Name | | |School |King’s College (Years 9-12) | |Topic |Describing houses |Time allocation |50 min, 18 Apr 2013, 1:30 – 2:20 pm |...
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  • I Am Thomas Notes
    Related Material I am Thomas Written by Armin Greder and Libby Gleeson. * “Powerful illustrations to a spare text makes a parable of Thomas’ journey, which reflects the courage we all need to fing out passion and be ourselves” (Blurb) * Recurring images of Travel and children’s toys. * Cover page- 3 images at the right top of page. The rest is blank * Written In first person. * Difference in illustrations: Pastel drawings is juxtaposed with charcoal drawings. *...
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  • Different Aspects of "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon" and "Beauty and the Beast"
    "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon" is an interpretation of a traditional folktale, "Beauty and the Best". There are some aspects that make this story different from the old version. Firstly, the characterization of these two stories is dissimilar. The characters in the traditional version are almost flat characters. The protagonist, Belle, is completely good; lovely and kindhearted. In contrast, in “The courtship of Mr. Lyon”, the protagonist, named Beauty, is not a flat character but a round...
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  • Kenyon's the Blue Bowl - 1351 Words
    Kenyon's criticism of burial and the mourning process and the manner in which it fails to provide a sense of closure for those who have lost a loved one is the main underlying theme in The Blue Bowl. Through her vivid description of both the natural setting and the grief-stricken emotional overtone surrounding the burial of a family's house pet and the events that follow in the time after the cat is put to rest, Kenyon is able to invoke an emotional response from the reader that mirrors that of...
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  • analysing poems - 604 Words
    For this assignment I will be analysing and comparing three poems. I will examine how the poets establish mood and meaning through the main structural features and evaluating the effectiveness of the poets’ choice of language and use of imagery. My choices of poems are: Island Man by Grace Nicholls Digging by Seamus Heaney The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeates Island Man is a poem about a Caribbean man who has immigrated to London. The poem is different from the others in terms...
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  • spies chapter 2 summary
    1) Example of paradox: ’everything as it was- and everything has changed 2) House no. 14 3) The train is the sound that takes Stephen back. 4) The narrator talks about himself in third person to therefore create a nostalgic tone throughout the novel as he constantly looks back on his fond memories. Throughout the novel one of the major themes in time which also allows us as a reader to understand in more detail the time travel of one character from child to adult frequent. As one of the main...
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  • Marine Corps Issue Viewpoint
    Marine Corps Issue The Points of View Essay Ali Raza M. Syed The short story Marine Corps Issue is written by David McLean. It is an account of a family who has been affected by the war; Jonathan’s father had fought against the Vietnamese and had become a POW. The past of the father had been kept a secret till Jonathan becomes curious and finds out the truth. It had been kept a secret because the parents did not want to expose the children to the cruel past...
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  • In the National Gallery Analysis - 1099 Words
    A) In the National Gallery Love is like a horse. It can’t be controlled no matter how hard you try. It’s so strong, that it destroys all other feelings you might have in your body. But it’s also curious and pokes its nose into challenging and sometimes even dangerous things. It can be very distractive when you, for example, are working or talking with other people. You can always feel it in the back of your mind. In this short story we find ourselves at a museum. And usually when you’re at...
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  • what methods does tennyson use in godiva
    What methods does Tennyson use to tell the story in Godiva? Tennyson begins with a short prologue in first person narrative which separates itself from the rest of the poem. ‘I waited for a train at Coventry.’ It’s set to be in Tennyson’s own voice and is suggesting to the reader that he’s getting his inspiration there and then; it adds a personal touch to the poem. Tennyson’s set it to suggest and give a medieval feel to the story because it’s in the past. Tennyson’s represented himself to...
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  • english - 1536 Words
    Vocabulary Words for the English Midterm Collected and Typed By Julia Sullivan Part One: Vocabulary Form Literature “The Most Dangerous Game” Amenity = (noun) something that adds to one’s comfort or convenience; something that is nice to have but isn’t necessary Scruple = (noun) an uneasy feeling arising from one’s conscience or principals Solicitously = (adverb) with an expression of care or concern Tangible = (adj.) capable of being touched or felt; having actual form and...
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  • enter the void - 602 Words
    The most recent feature film by Gaspar Noe, Enter the Void, is a visually gripping film. Like a rollercoaster from the afterlife, this psychedelic melodrama(2) takes you through one’s perspective of death and what happens after your final breath. Noe has absolutely outdone himself in this masterpiece of cinematography. Much like his film, Irreversible, the camera soars through the air above Tokyo twisting and twirling from character to character and building to building. Shot...
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  • Distinctly Visual- Henry Lawson (Notes)
    Henry Lawson & Distinctly visual. Context: Much of Lawson's work was set in the Australian bush or was about bush life. His characters reflect his personal experiences of the world during his time, focusing on 'real' characters who are down on their luck, women, children and roving workers. At the time the bush somehow fascinated people because of its overall harshness and the people that survived there. Lawson was from the bush, was brought up in bush poverty and suffered the hardships...
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  • Scott Kelly - 689 Words
    How does Fitzgerald tell the story at the end of chapter 7? The author begins the segment by taking the voice of a witness of Myrtle's death, the "young greek, Michaelis" in order to reveal details to the reader that would have otherwise remained shrouded in mystery as the usual first person narrator, Nick, was not present at the scene. The structure of the section is not unlike the structure of a witness statement, with the emphasis on specific dialogues and time suggesting that the...
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  • Tom Brennan the Prologue - 330 Words
    Tom Brennan Prologue- ‘Sounds of feet shuffling along the concrete’ – sensory imagery. ‘Past the ugly words that told us we were no longer wanted’ – negative connotation ‘Silhouettes of houses slipped past before I could catch them’ – personification + alliteration ‘Down, down we glided in silence’ – repetition [giving a sense of downfall in their life + highlighting the sense of secrecy and contact] ‘I pushed our Ford Falcon station wagon out of the garage’- forced to leave To be...
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  • Looking for Alibrandi and the Memory Keepers Daughter
    Intro: Through events in life that trigger change the responder is challenged to accept that knowledge is gained through change, and that change helps the development of a persons identity. The texts ‘’Looking for Alibrandi’’ by Melina Marchette and ‘’The Memory Keepers Daughter’’ by Kim Edwards both challenge the responder to enhance their understanding of change. Both Marchette and Edwards’s use several narrative techniques to convey change and effectively show the life challenges faced...
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  • Hermaphrodite - 485 Words
    Society is the definition of whether one fits in, or not. In Jeffery Eugenides’ novel Middle Sex he enforces several literary devices to describe the Callie’s mental reaction towards her physical discovery. Eugenides enforces literary terms such as narrative structure, imagery and tone to relate Callie's situation to society's cruel prejudice against those who are "not normal" In order for the reader to understand the structure of the novel, Eugenides uses two different points of views-first...
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  • Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
    Statement: ‘Because the story is narrated from Chris' point of view, we learn little about other characters.' Discuss. The reason we are left with a small understanding of the other characters is because the story is told from Chris' perspective. Telling a story from a first person perspective encourages us, the readers, to listen and relate to Chris, the speaker. Using a first person perspective allows the reader to see exactly what Chris is thinking, it also allows Chris to be further...
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  • Descrptive Essay - 741 Words
    Brent Staples: “Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space” In Brent Staple’s essay, “Just walk on by: A Black Man Ponders his Ability to Alter Public Space. He describes how he is predisposed to purposeless discrimination because he is black. Staple’s shares a series of encounters he had with people who view him a threat. He was a graduate student at the University of Chicago when he began to notice that is presence made people uneasy, because he is a tall black...
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  • Narrative and Assignment Narrators Answer
    Graded Assignment Narrators Answer the following questions in complete sentences. You will need to turn in this assignment to your teacher using the Assignments tool. Remember: You need to complete the assignment by the due date to receive full credit. (5 points) 1. What characteristics identify a first-person narrator? Answer: It is someone that was there that saw it or experienced it. (5 points) 2. What characteristics identify a third-person narrator? Answer: It is where...
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  • Science Investigatory Project - 2459 Words
    Parts of Speech Chapter 9 - Articles An article is a kind of adjective which is always used with and gives some information about a noun. There are only two articles a and the, but they are used very often and are important for using English accurately. The word a (which becomes an when the next word begins with a vowel - a, e, i, o, u) is called the indefinite article because the noun it goes with is indefinite or general. The meaning of the article a is similar to the number one,...
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  • Belonging - 1331 Words
    In what ways does exploring the concept and significance of belonging broaden and deepen an individual’s understanding of themselves and their world? Refer to at least TWO of Skrzynecki’s poems and one related text. Through the study of ‘Ender’s Game’ by Orson Scott Card and the poems ‘Postcard’ and ‘In the folk museum’ by Peter Skrzynecki, an individual’s understanding of themselves and their world is broadened and deepened. These texts show that a sense of belonging can be difficult to find...
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  • Reading Short Stories and Poems
    Whether reading a short story or a poem, there is always a story to be found within. The authors of these stories are able to capture readers through the use of characterization, rhythm, and setting throughout their narrative. It is imagination that allows the reader of these literary forms to be able to visualize what the author would like the reader to perceive. Through the use of symbolism or descriptive wording. In the poem “The Road Not Taken” or in the short stories “A Worn Path” or “I...
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  • Short Story vs Poem
    Running head: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE Final Paper Ashford University Introduction to Literature ENG 125 Date Final Paper A short story and poem, no matter how structurally different are two literary pieces where a rich story is embedded. Readers are drawn towards these scripts by means of rhythm (poem), characterization, or a fictional setting in their respective narratives. However, the mere script would not make it entertaining enough. It would depend on the imagination of...
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  • The Use of Language to Convey Changes and Contrasts in Mood and Meaning
    The use of language to convey changes and contrasts in mood and meaning Rachel Carson uses a wide variety of linguistics to convey various changes in mood and meaning. The extract has been labelled “A fable for tomorrow”; the word ‘fable’ shows Carson has intended to capture the reader’s thoughts about the article written and to suggest a meaningful moral at the end of the story. The first section begins with introducing a town in a very simple manner “there was once a town”, that...
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  • In the National Gallery - 1306 Words
    In the National Gallery A. Write an essay (700-900 words) in which you analyse and interpret Doris Lessing’s short story “In the National Gallery”. To put interpretation into perspective, your essay must include a discussion of at least two of the other items listed below. One of these must be a text. In The National gallery is the title of this short story, and it’s really no mystery why. Even though the story never actually tells us where the story is happening, we get many...
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  • English Essay on the Simple Gift Year 9 Standard a++
    The Simple Gift Essay Adam Visconti Q: How does Herrick develop ‘belonging’ as a theme in the simple gift? What does the novel say about this theme? A: Herrick says no matter where you belong, you will always be a part of something and belong somewhere. In the book ‘The Simple Gift’, Steven Herrick, which is the author of the book, is telling readers about the development of belonging. Herrick develops belonging as a thing and that is important. Herrick says that no...
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  • DChildersFloodTable - 840 Words
    The Epic of Gilgamesh The Hebrew Bible: Genesis Metamorphosis Satapatha Brahmana The Epic of Gilgamesh deprived from ancient Mesopotamian times, infused with Babylonian culture. The Hebrew Bible is now referred to as the “Old Testament”, which is the text the Jewish faith now follow. The Metamorphosis myth was spawned from the Romans. The Satapatha Brahmana tale is from the sacred text of the Hindu people. Prior to the point of the flood story, the story was written in the third person...
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  • Once More to the Lake Analysis
    E.B. White's "Once More to the Lake," essay is a reflection upon a family experience he had beside his favorite childhood area. Even though the essay takes places while he is in his older years, it focuses more on his childhood state with his father at the same location. White uses a myriad of rhetorical devices in his essay that paints a picture and puts you directly into the story. Not only did White use numerous rhetorical devices, but he combined rhetorical methods to bring his past to our...
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  • Point of View in "Everything that Rises Must Converge"
    Taahirah O’Neal Professor Ruane English 1302 13 April 2015 Point of View in ‘Everything That Rises Must Converge’ In Flannery O’Connor’s “Everything That Rises Must Converge”, Julian Chestny, a young white man struggles to accept the ignorant beliefs and actions of his elderly mother in a post-civil rights era. The point of view plays an important role in this story and how readers interpret it. A point of view is the vantage point of which the story's told. O’Connor uses point of view to...
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  • Viewpoints - 850 Words
     Student: Mentor: English Department Introduction to literary theory Viewpoints in literature (Essay) Sarajevo, February 2010 A viewpoint in literature is the point of view from which the narrator tells us the story. The basic division of viewpoints is external and internal viewpoints. External viewpoint is used if the narrator is...
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  • Analysis of Narrator in Alice Elliott Dark's "In the Gloaming"
    Alice Elliott Dark’s short story In the Gloaming captures Janet’s emotional turmoil using a selectively omniscient narrator. The effect of the third-person point of view allows the reader to sympathize with both Laird and Janet. However, because the narrator is strongly aligned with Janet, therefore in touch with her inner-thought and feelings, we can also view the story from the perspective of a mother. If Dark had written In the Gloaming in the first-person, the story would have lost its...
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  • Adams - 1063 Words
    Rachel Stetkis English 233 Professor Thoreen February 14, 2013 Three Things to Notice about George Saunders’ “Adams” * The first thing to notice about George Saunders’ story “Adams” is the complete lack of normal, back-and-forth dialogue between the characters. Everything any character says to another is summarized by the narrator, Roger, eliminating a standard dialogue structure. This lack of dialogue distances the reader from the events since it also eliminates much of the...
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  • How is sympathy and fear fear created for Arthur in "the woman in black"
    Sympathy and fear are created in many ways in the novel ‘The Woman in Black',hill does this using many language devices such as first person narrative and pathetic fallacy. There are many examples of sympathy throughout the book for example we feel sympathy for Arthur when he says 'I could not after all retreat to Crythin Gifford' as it suggest he is trapped in place he does not want to be feeling isolated,lonely and being held against his will, almost as if he is in a nightmare and he can't...
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  • Andrina, George Mackay Brown
    Andrina Critical Essay The short story “Andrina”, by George Mackay Brown introduces the idea of betrayal right from the beginning. The writer successfully uses a number of techniques to convey this idea, examples of these techniques being; characterisation, structure, narration and the writer’s use of language. The reader easily becomes involved with the story, due to Brown’s excellent use of said techniques and portrayal of the characters. The story focuses on the protagonist, Torvald,...
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  • Owl at Bridge - 451 Words
    “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Objective-tells what happens without stating more than can be inferred from the story's action and dialogue. The narrator never discloses anything about what the characters think or feel, remaining a detached observer. Third Person-here the narrator. lets us know exactly how the characters feel. First Person-in the first person point of view, the narrator does participate in the action of the story. Omniscient-a narrator who knows everything about all the...
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  • Speech Analysis Paper - 577 Words
    Omar Garcia Speech 100 TH 7:15-9:20am Speech Analysis Tony Porter Tony Porters TED talk speech “A Call to Men” was a first person presentation on how men act towards women. Furthermore, he communicates through the audience how he personally views himself as a man that was raised in rough conditions under a father that kept his emotions hidden except for anger. In addition, Tony recalls various situations throughout the past that have shown how he is as a man towards his family and women....
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  • Skyrim Battle ID S And Commands
    NPC Base ID’s ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Assassin (Male) (Assassin):​ 1051FB Assassin (Male/Female) (Assassin)​ 1051FC Bandit​ : ​ 1068FE Bandit Chief: ​ E1646 Bandit Highwayman (Male) (Archer): ​ 37C35 Bandit Marauder (Male) (Archer, Mage, Berserker): ​ 37C43s Bandit Outlaw (Male) (Archer): ​ 37C2D Bandit Plunderer (Male) (Archer): ​ 37C3C Bandit Thug (Male) (Archer): ​ 37C2E Bandit Wizard (Male): ​ 860C3 Draugr: ​...
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  • The Help by Katherine Stockett Analysis
    The Help The richness and variety of language is part of what makes the book so appealing and intriguing. The main protagonists are presented with the southern accent ’Law have mercy’. Each character has been presented with their own stereotypical dialect which as a reader contributes to the realistic feel of the novel. The Novel is written mainly in first person from each of the 3 protagonists perspective. The story is told by 3 different people as Aibileen, Minnie and Skeeter take...
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  • Tell Tale Heart - 1182 Words
    Hanna Hamilton American Literature- Colonial to 1865 Critical Essay #2 October 26, 2013 The Tell-Tale Heart The use of an unnamed first-person narrator in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" contributes to many purposes. Throughout this story, one may notice that the narrator is a little off, and seems to have a type of disorder. Right off the bat the narrator admits he is “dreadfully nervous” and has a disease. One can conclude he suffers from paranoia or something similar....
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  • The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do, Expository texts
    THE HAPPIEST REFUGEE Expository texts, by definition, analyse and explain information to enlighten or educate its readers. This type of text often provides readers with deeper insights about a subject. In The Happiest Refugee written by Anh Do, his experiences are used to show the struggles to live a new life in a foreign country. With the conventions such as first-person perspective, colloquial language and anecdotal evidence, Do's expository text positions readers to be inspired and amused....
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  • Autobiographical Incident Unit Test with Answers
    Autobiographical Incident Unit Test Part 2 This test has two parts. Part 1 is computer-scored, and should be completed online. Part 2 is the questions below, which you will need to turn in to your teacher. You must complete both parts of the test by the due date to receive full credit on this test. (16 points) Score 1. What roles do the adults or older figures play in the lives of the various narrators? Select a figure from each of the four memoirs and write one sentence answering the question...
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  • Great Gatsby Book Versus Film
    Great Gatsby: Book vs Film Before the invention of television and film the art of story telling was restricted to theater and literature. Theater was and still is performed live by actors who tell some kind of story through their performance. But theater is still limited greatly in its ability to convey setting to the viewer. In order to fully grasp the power of any story one must believe, in a sense, that the events are happening before them. Literature is better able to accomplish this by...
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  • Like Water for Chocolate-Feminsim
    English A1 HL World Literature II Word Count: 1,187 How does the author of Like Water for Chocolate depict her feminist views and how do they contribute to two different themes of the novel? In the novel Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel exposes her strong feminist attitude through a controlling first person limited narration and a detailed, descriptive portrayal of the characters. This exploitation of feminist views supports two major themes: change in traditional attitudes...
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  • The Hunger Games Essay - 396 Words
    Giancarlo Mendoza 2/28/13 The Hunger Games The movie The Hunger Games made some changes that made difficult to understand The Battle between Good and Evil. The first difference I’ve notice is that in the book, Gale is Katniss best friend in District 12. The two hunt together and divide up what they catch. Although there's no romance in the relationship, Katniss continually evaluates her feelings for him. But when she is sent to compete in the games, Gale is left behind. While Katniss thinks...
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  • 'to Da-Duh, in Memoriam’ and ‘a Horse and Two Goats’ Present Conflict
    In ‘To Da-Duh, In Memoriam’ and ‘A Horse and Two Goats’ both writers present conflicting ideas through language techniques, symbolism and themes. Paule Marshall’s ‘To Da-Duh’ expresses competition between the two main characters, her and her grandmother as an autobiographical story told from the point of view of an adult looking back on a childhood memory. R K Narayan wrote ‘A Horse and Two Goats’ in 3rd person displaying verbal difference between Muni, a poor Tamil-speaking villager, and a...
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  • Literary Terms Vocabulary - 3808 Words
    Literary Terms Vocabulary: Irony Irony A contrast between expectation and reality. It can be: • tragic • profound • funny There are three types or irony: 1. verbal 2. situational 3. dramatic Verbal Irony When we say the opposite of what we mean. e.g., When a mother walks into a room and sees that her children, instead of doing their homework, are playing video games, she gives them a stern look and says "Once you're done with your very important work there, let's take some...
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  • Research paper - 821 Words
    Senior English Research Paper Purpose To meet the standards for Senior English and your Senior Celebration, you need to demonstrate that you can research effectively. Furthermore, to be successful in life, you need to know how to research. Whether you are selecting a college course, investigating various options for a new car, or trying to make sense of a doctor’s medical diagnosis, you need to use the research process. This research paper, both content and process, is...
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  • Debbie Spring, The Kayak. A literary deconstruction of the character of Theresa, Analyzing her characteristics.
    The Kayak The story 'The Kayak' interprets the life of a 16 year old girl, Theresa, who is still yet a baby. Her desire of becoming a woman remains unfulfilled un till she meets a boy named Jamie. When I read the story, so much sympathy for Theresa arose inside me. I feel closest to Theresa in comparison with the other two characters. When I was reading this story I was thinking about the level of patience Theresa has towards life, after what she has been through. Theresa is very insecure,...
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  • Narration in a Telephone Call and Miss Brill
    Some may argue that narration does not affect the reader’s feelings on a story. But the way an author tells a story plays a key role in defining how the reader may feel about the characters, or what is taking place in the story you are reading. In the stories A Telephone Call and Miss Brill, narration is a major part in how the story affects the reader. Both stories are written using, as well as switching, between multiple persons. The authors both use exceedingly different narration techniques...
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  • English Essay - 1064 Words
    Distinctive voices are created for different purposes. How is this shown in you prescribed text and at least one other text of your own choosing? NOTE: I ONLY DID TLACOHL AND THE ROAD NOT TAKEN Distinctive voices are created for different purposes in order to portray many varied messages to the reader. Distinctive voices are conveyed through texts in the exploration of human experiences, composers convey their ideas and shape meaning through language, relationships and characteristics of...
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  • How Dickens uses language to influence the readers response to Pip.
    There is a variety of repetition in the passage. Phrases like ‘Dead and Buried’ are repeated to remind us, as readers, that most of Pip’s family is dead. The word ‘buried’, suggests that it happened some time ago and that he never knew them, which makes us feel pity and sympathy for the character. Pip talks about his life in the marsh country, where he resided by the river and near the sea. This could possibly highlight how Pip (small like a river), may be connected to something greater than...
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  • Narrative and Psychic Distance - 676 Words
    Jeremy Edwards Professor Cummings English 204 21 March, 2006 Cheever's Suspenseful Use of Literary Elements In John Cheever's "The Swimmer," things fall apart in a very suspenseful way. This is achieved by various literary elements including point of view and setting. Cheever uses these elements in a way that creates suspense that you can feel and sucks your mind into the story. Cheever uses the third person point of view to tell this story, but more importantly he uses what is known...
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  • What Techniques Does Auden Employ to Narrate Victorand as I Walked Out One Evening?
    In both 'Victor' and 'As I Walked Out One Evening', Auden utilise techniques such as the personfication of time to suggest to the reader that life is a journey and it waits for no one. The use of the first person singular in As Iwalked suggests that it is quite a personal experience, however, in Victor, third person is used to distance the narrator for tge events. W.H. Auden's 'Victor' includes three different voice through out the poem, his dad, the narrator and Victor himself. Auden uses...
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